Epidural injections, also known as cortisone injections, are a treatment option for chronic pain and inflammation affecting your spine, arms, and legs. Epidural injections deliver medications to the outer part of the spinal column, known as the epidural space, or to other areas affected by nerve pain.
The injection contains a combination of anesthetics and anti-inflammatories, such as cortisone steroids, that provide temporary relief from pain associated with injuries or underlying medical conditions. The goal of treatment is to provide you with effective pain relief that enhances your natural healing abilities and helps you stay physically active.
Epidural injections can also be a useful diagnostic tool. By injecting the numbing medications into a certain area, Dr. Cyril determines if you experience any relief from your pain, helping him pinpoint the area where your pain originates.
You may benefit from epidural injections if you suffer from chronic pain and symptoms that aren’t relieved by other treatments, such as oral medications or physical therapy.
Dr. Cyril may recommend epidural injections for conditions such as:
Epidural injections are safe for use in and around your spine, relieving pain due to issues affecting your spinal nerves, vertebrae, and soft tissues.
Dr. Cyril administers epidural injections in-office for your comfort and convenience. He may use real-time imaging technology, such as X-rays or a CT scan, to guide the needle into the correct position.
Once the needle is in place, Dr. Cyril injects the medications. You may feel some immediate relief of your pain after the treatment, but it can take several hours for you to achieve optimal benefits.
Everyone reacts differently to epidural injections. For some, temporary pain relief lasts for several weeks or months. In other cases, the treatment may not provide any relief.
Dr. Cyril monitors your pain and other symptoms after your injection to determine if the treatment is beneficial for your condition. If epidural injections do relieve your pain, he recommends additional injections after several weeks or months to help you maintain your results.
Learn more about the benefits of epidural injections if your chronic pain limits your mobility. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Cyril online or by calling the office.
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